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Occupation Outlook Report

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Cooks

 NOC 63221

Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford (EMO)

(2018 - 2026)

 

Updated May 2019

 

 

© 2018 Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board

 

 

OUTLOOK: COOKS

A Local Snapshot

  • Employment in this occupation is forecast to increase 20.2% for the period 2018-2026. It had already increased by 11.7% for the period 2016-2018
  •  

    Median hourly wage for this occupation is $13.31/hr. (as of 2018)

  • 71.1% of the 2018 jobs were in the full-service restaurants and limited-service eating places industry sector
  • Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford has a comparative advantage: The region has 11% more cooks than other regions in the country
  • Employment in this occupation is expected to grow by 12.7% for the period 2018-2026 at the provincial level. It had increased from 2016 to 2018 by 2.3% at the provincial level
  • Canada Job Bank forecasts good employment potential for this occupation in Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford from 2018 - 2020.2

  • Cost of labour in the region is marginally below average. Median wages for cooks in the region were $13.31/hr. (as of 2017). This was $.55/hr. below the national median of $13.86/hr

 

Overview

Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford Jobs (2018)

4,267

2018 London CMA, Unemployment Rate3

5.6%

2018 Ontario Unemployment Rate4

5.6%

2018 Canada Unemployment Rate5

5.8%

Location Quotient to Nation (2018)6

1.11

Change in Jobs (2018-2020)

6.6%

Source: EMSI 2019.1 Census Divisions Elgin-3534, Middlesex-3539, and Oxford-3532

 

2018 Percentile Earnings

$10.84/hr

$13.31/hr

$18.06/hr

2018 10th Percentile Wages

2018 Median Wages

2018 90th Percentile Wages

Source: Employees EMSI 2019.1

 

SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM PROJECTIONS

Job Growth

Short-term

4,267

4,550

283

6.6%

 

2018-2020

2018 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change 2018-2020

% Change 2018-2020

Medium-term

4,267

4,793

526

12.3%

2018-2022

2018 Jobs

2022 Jobs

Change 2018-2022

% Change 2018-2022

Source: Employees and Self-Employed EMSI 2019.1

 

 

Top 5 Industries Employing this Occupation

Industry

Occupation Jobs in Industry (2018)

% of Occupation in Industry (2018)

% of Total Jobs in Industry

(2018)

Full-service restaurants and limited-service eating places (7225)

3,035

71.1%

14.9%

Special food services (7223)

256

6.0%

16.9%

Nursing care facilities (6231)

158

3.7%

3.2%

Traveller accommodation (7211)

100

2.3%

4.5%

General medical and surgical hospitals (6221)

83

1.9%

0.6%

Source: Employees and Self-Employed EMSI 2019.1

NOTE: The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is an industry classification system developed by the statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico and the United States against the background of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  It was designed to provide common definitions of the industrial structure of the three countries.

NOTE: Inverse staffing patterns provides a table of percentages that shows how regional occupations are divided up among regional industries.

 

Fanshawe Educational Programs for this Occupation

3

104

Programs

Completions (2017/18)

Fanshawe Program Code

Fanshawe Program

Fanshawe Completions (2017/18)

COA2

Cook II [Apprenticeship] 7

 

-

CHF2

Culinary Skills

Fanshawe Career Coach: Culinary Skills

 

104

ICO1

Institutional Cook [Apprenticeship] 8

 

-

       

2017/18  data includes those who graduated from Fanshawe in spring 2018.

 

LONG TERM PROJECTIONS

Cumulative Job Openings and Job Seekers for the Period 2017-2026

picture showing longterm projection

 COPS expects NOC 6322 to face labour surplus conditions over the period of 2017-2026 at the national level. Job openings (arising from job growth and retirements) are expected to be 6,400 fewer than job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and workers leaving the occupation).9

 

LINKS TO ADDITIONAL OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION

Statistics Canada- NOC 6322 occupation information for Canada

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – NOC 6322 labour market information and statistics including work trends and the skills, education and training needed for jobs today, and in the future.

Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI) amalgamates information from several data sources in order to produce its occupation counts.

Contact North –Core services for students, faculty & instructors, colleges, universities, indigenous institutes, district school boards, literacy and basic skills and training providers to provide online and distance programs and courses without leaving the community, taught through 116 local learning centres.

Ontario Colleges – Information on earning a college degree, diploma, certificate or apprenticeship in Ontario.

 


 Footnotes

[1] The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada's labour market. (esdc.gc.ca) The version used in this report is NOC 2011 unless otherwise specified.

[2] Job Bank Canada. Sourcehttps://www.jobbank.gc.ca/marketreport/outlook-occupation/6224/geo27234 Last updated: April 18, 2019.

[3] Statistics Canada https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1410009001 last updated May 13, 2019

[4] Statistics Canada https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1410009001 last updated May 13, 2019

[5] Statistics Canada https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1410009001 last updated May 13, 2019

[6] Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular occupation is in a region compared to the nation or province. A quotient of 1.00 means EMO has the same share of the occupation as the nation/province. A quotient higher than 1.00 means EMO has a greater share, and lower than 1.00 means EMO’s share is lower than the average (EMSI 2019.1).

[7] Fanshawe college does not store grad rates for apprentices.

[8] Level 1 program. Students receive a Letter of Recognition upon completion of course.

[9] Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) http://occupations.esdc.gc.ca/sppc-cops/occupationsummarydetail.jsp?&tid=175 last updated; October 3, 2017. 

 

 

Should you have any further questions about the data in this report, please contact Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board at 519-672-3499 or info@workforcedevelopment.ca

 

 

         
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